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'''''[[Music/IronMaiden SCREAM FOR ME]], TV TROPES!!!'''''

Note: Music/BruceDickinson solo works don't have a place here.
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* Although Music/IronMaiden started in the middle of TheSeventies, it wouldn't be until TheEighties that they started to release their albums. With that said, their SelfTitledAlbum, despite what Good Ol' 'Arry 'Arris [[CreatorBacklash says about it]], has nine anthems:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kmn_9CILtM "Prowler"]], just ThreeChordsAndTheTruth.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqLAdbtfJbs "Phantom of the Opera"]]. Even if it is associated with Lucozade...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqkC-k3RoXE SO GIVE ME SANCTUARY FROM THE LAW, AND I'LL BE ALRIGHT, SO GIVE ME SANCTUARY FROM THE LAW, AND LOVE ME ALRIGHT, TONIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!]]
** "Scream for me !!! SCREAM FOR ME !!! '''THE ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJDcVj3FTZ4 IRON MAIDEN]]''!!!'''"
*** The ''Death on the Road'' version: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7EiKvOLd0o Scrrrrream for me Dorrrrrtmunt... SCREEEEEAM FOR ME DOOORTMUND!!! THE IRON MAIDEN!!!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkMIgJ7MH6s Remember Tomorrow]] is amazing.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuTKyiJsk_0 I'm running free, yeah! I'm running free!]]
* A year later came ''Killers'', the second album with Paul Di'Anno.
** 'CAUSE I'M A WRATH-CHILD!!! YEAH I'M A WRATH-CHILD!!! WELL I'M A WRATH-CHILD!!! I'M COMING TO GET YA!!! OOOOHHHH BABY!!!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDAqIg5ajv4 KILLER! BEHIND YOU! HIS BLOOD LUST DEFIES ALL HIS NEEDS!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPI6HcLv39Y PLEEEEASE! TAKE ME AWAY! TAKE ME AWAY! SO FAR AWAAAAAAA-HAAAAAAY!!!]]
** Murders in the Rue Morgue/ Someone call the Gendarmes / Murders in the Rue Morgue / Flee before the killers go free!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lfe4T2wqSo OHHHH, I'M CRYING! OHHHHH, DEEP INSIDE ME! OHHHHH, CAN YOU SEE ME? AH-AH-AH! CAN.YOU.SEE.ME?]] Paul Di'Anno's vocals on the last part of the chorus are impressively high and foreshadow Bruce's.
* Music/IronMaiden's third and international breakout album came in 1982, with Bruce Dickinson's incorporation to the band. Its name is... ''The NumberOfTheBeast''...
%%** "The Number of the Beast", the title track. Just that.
%%** RUN TO THE HILLS!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!
%%** YEEEEEEEAH OH YEAH!!! HALLOWED BE THY NAME!!!
%%** CHILDREN OF THE DAAAAAAAAAMNED!
%%** NOT A PRISONER! I'M A FREEEEE MAN!
** '''''SIX! SIX-SIX!''''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9kT37eIkaY THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST~!]] HELL, AND FIRE! WAS SPAWNED TO BE RELEASED~!'''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTaD9cd8hvw "The Trooper"]]. Perfect song to go killing [[WorldWarZ zombies]] with.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y3o4okKXMU "To Tame A Land"]], based on Frank Herbert's ''{{Dune}}'' novel.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8p9JpDuQ-o NO-ONE SHOULD GOOOOOOOOOO.... WHERE EAGLES DAAAAAAAAAAAARE...]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL5bWMJuBCc SUUUNLIIIIIIGHT FALLING ON YOUR STEEEEELL!!! DEATH IN LIFE IS YOUR IDEAL!!! LIFE IS LIKE A WHEEEEEEEEEL!!!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4heiZhvV6aA "Revelations"]] has more of a moderate tempo overall than Iron Maiden's norm, but damned if it isn't epic.
** "FLYYY!! On your way! Like an eagle! Fly as high as the SUUUN!! On your way! Like an eagle! FLYY!! Touch the sun!" The MetalScream at the end makes this an absolute classic.
* "2 Minutes to Midnight". Try listening to The Iron Maidens' cover of the same song (no, that isn't a spelling mistake).[[note]] They are an all female tribute band to Iron Maiden, which, depending on your view, makes it more epic or odd.[[/note]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7zk4as9kzA "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner"]] is just one example of the absolutely epic music that the band cranks out on a regular basis.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO6giM9UAv0 "Aces High"]] is another great one.
** And finishing the big four of that album (the other four are considered not in the same level), the title track [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAxLR2_wSsc "Powerslave"]].
** "Flash of the Blade"'s harmonies in the chorus are banshee-like, and it comes with one of the most [[EpicRiff Epic Riffs]] you'll ever hear
%%* ''Live After Death.'' The entire album. Just that.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR8D4Uybtzs SOOOOOOOOOO, UNDERSTAAAAAAAAAAAAND, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR THOSE WAAAASTEEEEED YEEEEEARS!!!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctsFUaK_7Tg HEAVEN CAN WAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIT!]]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_K6sl4jp3A CAUGHT SOMEWHERE IN TIIIIIIIIIIME!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo-1iAsqmQI RUN ON AND OOONNN!!! THE LOOOOONEEELIIINESSSS OF THE LOOOOONG DISTAAANCE RUUUUUNERRRR!!]]
** "Alexander the Great" is seriously [[EpicRocking epic]], and a good study guide to Hellenistic history. Pity they've never done it live.
** "''Cause you know this has happened before / And you know that this moment in time is for real / And you know when you feel [[TitleDrop déjà-vu]] / FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE!!!''"
* ''[[ConceptAlbum Seventh Son of a Seventh Son]]''. You've got the [[EarWorm absurdly catchy]] "Can I Play with Madness", the haunting "The Clairvoyant", and "The Evil That Men Do", with an [[EpicRiff introduction so badass it has to be heard to be believed.]] It's surprising it's not featured more in movie trailers.
** "Infinite Dreams" and "Moonchild" also deserve special mentions here.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Yn72QM-lg MOOOOOOONCHIIIILD!!! HEAR THE MANDRAKE SCREEEAAAAAAM!!!]]
** "The Evil That Men Do" is likely the most epic overall, although the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PptHWHfnCnY titular track]] is also incredibly powerful and a prime example of EpicRocking.
** Capping off the experience is "Only the Good Die Young". Not only highly melodic, it manages to encapsulate the sheerly tragic nature of the story.
* ''No Prayer for the Dying'' is considered a weak album by most fans, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns7tbK544Cw the title track]] is beautiful.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dzSEenqc3w "Holy Smoke"]] is also pretty awesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nba3Tr_GLZU "Fear of the Dark"]].
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PieS0zG228A I am the man who walks alone when I am walking the dark road...]]"
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwxN9NkaJUA AFRAID... AFRAID TO SHOOT STRANGERS!"]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfekV7e9YUE He lies to you - he won't let you be / He's got your CHAINS OF MISERY! / He won't be still till he's turned the key / He holds your CHAINS OF MISERY!]]
** "Be Quick Or Be Dead" is easily one of the heavier songs in the band's discography, and an excellent opener overall.
** "Childhood's End" has an absolutely undeniable riff.
* FREEEEEEDOOOOOOM!!!! FREEEEDOOOOM!!!!!
** And now please get the ''Rock in Rio'' live album and listen to Bruce singing "The Clansmen" and "Sign of The Cross". Epic.
%%** Falling Dooooooown! Falling Doooown! Falling Dooooo-oooown!
*** SAINTS AND SIIIIINNEERS!! SOMETHING WITHIN US! WE ARE [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_8k3NVTZYU LORD OF THE FLIIIIIESSSS!!!!]]
** The two Blaze Bayley albums are doomed to be forever unappreciated because of Dickinson's absence, but there's some quality music on there. Case in point...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ0XfP21b-A HERE IS THE DREE-EEE-EEEEM! THAT MAKES MONSTERS OF MEEEEEEE-HEH-HEEEEN! OH WHOA OH! WAAA HA AH OH WHOA OH!]]
* From ''Brave New World'': If you don't get pumped up by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyfIQ7s14wc "The Wicker Man"]]'s opening riff, you might wanna check your pulse.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmAtwvZYTe8 "Blood Brothers"]]. A beautiful ballad.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwT9G6t-SKI I ONLY DREAM IN BLACK AND WHITE!!!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4t1W8IGU80 "The Nomad"]]. Begins with one of Iron Maiden's greatest [[EpicRiff Epic Riffs]], and only gets better from there.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbSxzqA8QrA OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET!!]] OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET WE ARE! OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET! OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET WE ARE!! Repeat [[EarWorm FOREVER!]]
** "The Mercenary". The beginning of the second verse is just that awesome!
** "The Thin Line Between Love and Hate" is the most uniquely perfect song they have ever written. Epic mid-tempo intro, then Bruce comes in with possibly his greatest ever vocal performance (including some truly beautiful vocal harmonies in the verse). Then we have the first epic chorus, then a whole bunch of Davey solos, then the SECOND epic chorus, and minds are completely blown the world over. Follow that up with some more solos, a bridge featuring at least 5 guitars playing in harmony and one of the most epic slow melodies ever performed by any band at 6:44, and you have a song that manages to remain uniquely brilliant and unrepetitive for 8 minutes.
--> [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Dwj3e5DdQ I WILL HOPE, MY SOUL WILL FLY, SO I WILL LIVE, FOREVER!]]
* ''Dance of Death'' still has awesome music.
** The pinnacle of their epicness, even more so than "Hallowed Be Thy Name", would be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihpxdZFV3Ck "No More Lies"]].
** To quote the DVD ''Death On The Road'': "Wherever you are from, wherever you're going to... welcome... to the Dance... of Death" (Cue epicness of the title song)
** Two great songs named after foreign places: the sadly never played live [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaJRuPAAiKg "Montségur"]] and "Paschendale", which even got a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heQ38pjJrss proper stage translation]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D_L4-XETqQ "Journeyman"]] is just beautiful.
** Hard to find many songs as catchy as "New Frontier". "''Out beyond the new frontier / Playing god without mercy without fear / Create a beast made a man without a soul / Is it worth the risk a war of god and man''"
** "You tell me WEEEE can stop the rain! You tell me THAAAT we all can change! You tell WEEEE can find something to wash the tears away!"
%%** "CAN THE EEEEEEEEND BE AT HAAAAAAND? IS THE FAAAAAAAACE IN THE SAND/FUTURE MEEEEEEEEEM'RY OF OUUUUUUUUR TRAGEDYYYYYYYYYY?"
* [[TwoWords Six words]]: ''A Matter Of Life And Death''. They've even played it live in its entirety, for Eddie's sake!
** It may be out of place in the album, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7PPxYZG8Lo "Different World"]] still belongs here.
** A test: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZgPueG6C9o "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECbJdeh1VvA "YOU'RE LYING IN YOUR DEATHBED NAH-OOOOWWWW!"]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhboyKhhaCw THESE COLOURS DON'T RUN FROM COLD BLOODY WAAAAAAAR!!!!!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns-fQRnm9sk PLEASE TEEEEEEEEEELL ME NOW WHAT LIFE IS!]]
%%** FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF GOD!
** "Out of the Shadows" is one of the most epic ballads in the history of ever.
** "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns" is painfully epic, [[SubvertedTrope subverting]] the idea of a lengthy intro by plunging into the powerful first verse a line and a half into the song. The bridge just keeps getting [[SerialEscalation more and more]] stirring and epic...
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0M6mOk6oR4 EL DORADO, COME & PLAY! EL DORADO, STEP THIS WAY! TAKE A TICKET FOR THE RIIIIIDE!]]"[[note]]Bear in mind that the song was released for free before the album itself.[[/note]]
** On the subject of ''The Final Frontier'': "When The Wild Wind" Blows deserves mentioning.
** Similarly "The Talisman": [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maj2NuQfwOY WEEEEESTWAAAAAARDS THEEEEE TIIIIIIIDE!!! WEEEEESTWAAAAAARDS WEEEEEE SAIL ON!!! WEEEEESTWAAAAAARDS THEEEEE TIIIIIIIDE!!! SAAAAAAAAIL BYYYYYYYY THEEEEEE TAAAAAALISMAAAAAAN!!!]]
%%** "Coming Home".
%%** "Isle of Avalon".
%%** [[OverlyLongGag and "Mother Of Mercy".]]
%%** [[OverlyLongGag and "The Man Who Would Be King".]]
** Can we just take the entire album as a crowning example of a band who after 35 years and 15 albums can still put out an album that's both excellent and actually tops the charts unlike many if not most of their peers?
* Which is the best way to finish this entry. Everything Iron Maiden have done since day one has been awesome and we should be lucky to have such a great band who have entertained us to the same quality for so long.
** We should also mention that their guitar harmonies were the inspiration for AwesomeMusic/PowerMetal and the fact that AwesomeMusic/{{Metallica}}, Music/{{Megadeth}}, and Music/LadyGaga are followers of them among others.

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